Fair Go for Canberra Forum

fair go for canberra forum

10 October at 16:00 - 18:30 Manning Clark Theatre 6 This will be a forum to discuss community coalitions as a political force. Our keynote speaker is Jenna Price, academic at University of Technology Sydney, Canberra Times columnist, and a co-founder of Destroy the Joint.RSVP: www.fairgoforcanberra.org.au

*TODAY* Canberra Student Rally Against the Budget

The National Union of Students has called a National Day of Action on August 20 = rally on every campus.We're on board because this federal budget’s treatment of higher education + welfare is an attack on students:~ 20% cut to public funding for uni courses~ Deregulation of fees allowing unis to charge whatever they want … Continue reading *TODAY* Canberra Student Rally Against the Budget

May Day 2014

UnionsACT was host this year's Annual May Day Toast on Thursday, 1st May at the Woden Tradies Club.The event was run from 5.30pm to 7.30pm with guest speaker, Senator Doug Cameron.The Annual May Day Award has been presented to union members who have made a significant contribution to the union movement.

Bernie Banton launch of asbestos awareness bus in Canberra

Canberra's toxic asbestos legacy made it the perfect location to launch a new asbestos awareness van which will tour the country over the coming months. The Bernie Banton Foundation, which promotes awareness and education around all forms of asbestos, launched  its Mobile Asbestos Education and Awareness Unit at the ACT Legislative Assembly on Tuesday amid … Continue reading Bernie Banton launch of asbestos awareness bus in Canberra

Canberra’s unions commend Simon Corbell for ensuring fair public holiday rates

As a result of changes to the ACT Holiday Act 1958, private sector workers are guaranteed fair public holiday entitlements. The ACT Government has ensured that 25 December, 26 December and 1 January are official public holidays when they occur on weekends, in addition to the public holidays on the following Monday and Tuesday where … Continue reading Canberra’s unions commend Simon Corbell for ensuring fair public holiday rates

Canberra’s unions join with community groups to bust the federal budget

Kim Sattler, UnionsACT Secretary Canberra’s unions are joining with community groups to protest the Coalition’s grossly unfair Federal Budget. On Sunday 6th July, Canberra citizens will rally together at midday on the lawns outside Parliament House. The rally gives all Canberrans the opportunity to demand an end to this budget and advocate for a Government which … Continue reading Canberra’s unions join with community groups to bust the federal budget